APHRODITE AND THE INVISIBLE CONSUMER GODS Comes to Sydney Fringe
Sex sells. Advertising giants reap enormous profits from images that sexualise and objectify women. But why aren't these corporations accountable for maintaining a culture where self- harm and body dysmorphia are common?
Written by Sam Donvito, Aphrodite is devised and performed by the female power house duo of Sam Donvito and Ellen Graham. After a successful debut this year at the Adelaide and Edinburgh Fringe festivals, this show will make an impact at the Sydney Fringe 2018.
The Goddess Aphrodite (played by Donvito) travels to the 21st century in search of more followers. Tempted by the allure of advertising she fully embraces contemporary culture. However, constantly shamed by the media and society for not meeting our impossible standards of beauty, the Goddess develops low self-esteem and body image issues.
Photo Credit: Hedda Axelsson